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Proceedings of the National Emigration Convention of Colored People Held at Cleveland, Ohio, On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, The 24th, 25th, and 26th of August, 1854

1854 Cleveland OH State Convention 75.pdf

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ARTIcLE XL ~The Committeandon Domestic Relations shall take cognizance of tall matters of social, local, municipal or State intere~ts, wben per- taming to the colored people, if thought worthy of note; they shall also continually enquire into and investigate the price of lands and other real estate property, and from time to time, lay the same offi- eially before the President, for the considandration of the Board, With a recommendation to the colored people to secure immediately, as much as possible. ARTICLE XII. The Committee on Financial Relations shall have general man- agement of the Financial condition of the Board; ~li~ll from time to time enquire into its state and condition; shall otigifiate plans for raising a I~evenue when r~quired, and manage everything properly pertaining to this department; provided, that at least once in every three months, and oftenet~ if required, an official statement of their doings be made to the Bdard in council, or the Executive, for their approval of the same. ARTICLE XIII. th~ Committee on F~oreign Relations shall opeii correspondence with all Foreign Countries, directed b~ the Board of Commission- ers; diligefitly enquire into and obtaiii such information as may be obtainable, pertaining tti the political atid domestic relations, climate, soil and productions of such countri~is. They shall also hold cor- respondence with the Foreign Missioti which shall be ~sent out by the 13oard~ and do everything else pertaining to a Foreign Office and the limits and design of this organization; always presenting, in an official manner, at least once in three months, and oftener if required, the result of their doings to the President, who shall lay the same before the Board or the Executive department. ARTICLE XLV The Board shall appoint a Foreign Commission, to consist of not tuore than Three persons, whose business it shall be to go on a For- eign Mission, to suiih countries and places as they may be instruct- ed; to make a geographical, topographP~al and political enquiry into the state and condition of those places and people; who shall hold correspondence with the Committee ofl Foreign Relations, whenev- er convenient; provided that in their official duties, the position of the colored people iti the United States be not compromised, and their mission doe~ not exceed one year They shall also appoint a Special Foreign Secretary to the Committee on Foreign Relations. 10

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